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drank Sencha Overture by Adagio Teas
4 tasting notes

bad. i’ve had many green teas, many japanese senchas in my days. my favorites come not from Adagio, but from a company called Shizuokatea.com. their premium sencha and gyokuro teas are fantastic. back to this mess of a tea: it tastes extremely bitter. the line between grassy and bitter is NOT even thin, it’s a clear delineation. this green tea, no matter the water temperature (lows to around 150-160F) tastes like someone brashly took scalding water and wrecked a brew of green tea. it’s very amateur. if you try this tea and do not like it, do NOT give up on Japanese Green Tea. JGT is some of the most distinct tea around, and there are plenty of places to acquire genuine green tea with a “vegetable/grassy” taste without or with a delicate inclusion of bite.

try shizuokatea.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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